• Desert Island Discs..., 2014
  • Tracing Process, Yorkshire Artspace, 2017
  • Tracing Process, detail, 2017
  • Spaces Between, 2016
  • Brushmark paintings, detail

Roanna Wells

Roanna is interested in the concept of how a greater depth of knowledge, understanding, impact or respect can be learnt from the act of repetition or the study of multiples, whether through a purely process led and abstracted aesthetic, or as an exploration into social, emotional or personal issues.

An intuitive expression of quiet order, subtle structure and collected detail is offset by a curiosity into the spontaneity and inevitable accidental marks or residues of nature, human interaction and the hand made process


Roanna Wells currently lives and works in Sheffield. Recent exhibitions include: Made to Measure, Lotte Inch Gallery, York (2016); Art In Action, Oxford (2015); Craft, Counterpoints in Contemporary Making, O3 Gallery, Oxford (2015); The Harley Open Exhibition, Harley Gallery, Worksop (2015); Three Act Structure, S1 Artspace, Sheffield (2014); John Ruskin Prize for Drawing, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield (2014); Jerwood Makers Open 2013, Jerwood Space London and Pier Arts Centre, Orkney (2013)Embroidered Narratives, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield (2012); As I was passing your window…, Hagglers Corner, Sheffield (2012); Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (2011)

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